Recordings

‘Simple Life’ (2002) was Jane’s first CD – an EP – and caught the attention of the BBC. Jane performed ‘You Complete Me’ on Songs of Praise, backed by local band ‘The Steels’. This is how Cross Rhythms described the EP:
‘Simple Life’ is six songs packed with memorable hooks and capped by Jane’s strong voice. It’s also a recording of emotional contrasts from the aching title cut to the pure pop of ‘You Complete Me’. ‘Bare’ is rockier whilst my favourite song is the more reflective prayer ‘Make Me Your Reflection’ complete with deceptive poppy groove and the challenge for those who desire to follow Christ to surrender everything. 9/10
Some samples of the tracks can be heard below:

‘In the Stillness’ (2003) is an album of worship songs recorded with Jane’s brother, Dez Minto. Tracks include ‘Lord, here I am’ and ‘We approach Your Throne’, both of which have been played several times on Radio Newcastle.  











In the Autumn of 2008 Jane released a live album, ‘Through the Valley’. This live recording was done on July 10th 2008 in Gateshead, and features new material alongside a couple of old songs which have been reworked. This acoustic album reflects in a deeper way on the journey of life as viewed through the lens of faith. Recorded by Gav Richards and mixed by Dez Minto, both of YFriday, these poignant songs have a rawness which touches the heart.

Together with her Dad, Jane has also released two albums of Tyneside songs and recitations. Under the name ‘Singin’ Hinnies’, they brought out ‘Keep Yor Feet Still’ in 2007, which included local favourites such as ‘Cushie Butterfield’ and ‘The Blaydon Races’, as well as the beautiful ballad ‘The Water of Tyne’. This was then followed in 2009 by ‘Ca’ Hawkie’, which includes ‘Ma Bonny Lad’, ‘Wor Geordie’s lost his Penka!’ as well as four recitations.

Released in 2013, ‘Still Waters’ is Jane’s new studio album, and has a folky acoustic flavour. Written over the preceding few years, the songs are incredibly personal. Some were inspired by experiences of family and friends, others by the prospect of turning 40! Supported by brother Dez on drums and Producer Paul Worthington on bass and electric guitar, this new album is honest and moving while also making you smile!